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AMA Harley XR1200 Series: New 3-Rider Team

AMA Pro Racing

Aftermarket motorcycle parts distributors, Drag Specialties and Parts Unlimited, are pleased to announce the formation of a three-rider team for the 2011 AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series.

With both brands each sponsoring an entry, a third bike will be sponsored by Drag Specialties exhaust brand, Python Performance.

Riding the Parts Unlimited sponsored Harley-Davidson Sportster XR1200 will be 2007 Daytona 200 winner, Steve Rapp. Finishing on the podium seven times in 2010 while competing in the Daytona Sportbike Championship, Rapp will be bringing 15 years of race experience in AMA Pro to bear on the 2011 season in the XR1200 class.

After getting his first taste of the XR1200 in the final round of the 2010 AMA Pro XR1200 Series with a second place finish at Barber Motorsports Park, Michael Barnes will be piloting the Drag Specialties sponsored XR1200.

Having set the quickest time during the recent Dunlop tire test at Daytona on the XR, Barnes has the special distinction of having raced Sportsters the last time they were run in road racing competition back in the original Super Twins class.

Also making his debut on the XR1200 will be AMA Pro veteran Mike Morgan, on board the Python Performance sponsored entry. Most recently, Morgan competed in the Daytona Sportbike Championship.

Greg Blackwell (Drag Specialties Vice President) says: "We couldn’t be more excited to bring both our Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties brands together for the first time, along with the Python brand in a single series. The XR1200s are going to bring back a thundering roar to the high banks of Daytona International Speedway we haven’t heard since the days of the Battle of the Twins back in the 90s."

Widely known by its trademark "We Support the Sport," Parts Unlimited along with Drag Specialties are the foremost distributors of aftermarket parts and accessories for the powersports industry in the United States and abroad. The AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series kicks off the 2011 season during Bike Week at Daytona International Speedway, March 10-12.

Pics from various races in the 2010 AMA XR1200 season

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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